The Pretek-Citizant Joint Venture has been awarded a prime contract on the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services III (STARS III) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) by the General Services Administration, enabling the JV to compete for IT services task orders across the government.
The GSA’s 8(a) STARS III GWAC has been named a Best-In-Class (BIC) contracting vehicle by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a preferred governmentwide acquisition solution. The joint venture between Pretek Corporation and Citizant, Inc. offers access to traditional IT services like Agile transformation, cloud migration strategies, and IT help desk support, as well as leading-edge technology solutions like cybersecurity, DevSecOps automation, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) solutions.
8(a) STARS III Procurement Benefits
The Pretek-Citizant JV offers government customers the mature organizational capabilities that come from decades of contracting experience including:
- Successful program transition experience based on thorough planning and decades of successful incumbent capture
- Rigorous delivery and contract management practices that have resulted in exceptional CPAR scores for Citizant averaging 4.78/5.0 for all rated TOs received in 2021
- A Costpoint accounting system that is deemed “adequate” by Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
- A robust Quality Management System appraised at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC under the newest Version 2 standards, as well as ISO 9001:2015 (Talent Acquisition) and ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 (Shared Services)
Priti Goyal, president and founder of Pretek, said, “The 8(a) STARS III contract gives our customers a quick and easy way to access the Pretek-Citizant JV’s expertise in critical and emerging capabilities like DevSecOps, testing automation, and AI/ML. Agencies can earn small-disadvantaged business (SDB) credits and qualify for Tier 1 spending under their Category Management goals.”
Alba M. Alemán, CEO of Citizant, said, “The Pretek-Citizant JV is focused on providing our federal customers with differentiated, leading-edge capabilities from a nimble, mature, and innovative small business partner. With overburdened agency procurement and contracting organizations and the increasing prevalence of protests, agencies can use 8(a) STARS III to streamline acquisitions, achieve mission-critical goals, and mitigate protest risk.”
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